Baxter Dury has teamed up with Fred Again on the hedonistic floor filler ‘Baxter (These Are My Friends)’.
The collaborative effort is sure to get the good times rolling once more and a fitting antidote for the sorrow of the last 18-months. ‘Baxter (These Are My Friends’ is the perfect soundtrack for sticky floors, sweat-pits, creating memories with old friends, and making best friends with strangers in smoking areas.
Fred Again is one of the most accomplished contemporary producers in pop music, who started under the stewardship of Brian Eno, who first discovered him. Since then, he has worked with everyone from Ed Sheeran to Stormzy to The XX. However, over the last couple of years, he’s started to release music under his name after encouragement from Eno, and the collaboration with Baxter is his latest pulsating effort as Fred continues to make waves.
It’s an unlikely collaboration considering Fred released an EP, Gang, with drill star Headie One last year and recently teamed up with The Blessed Madonna but the energy between him and Dury slide together lithely.
On the track, Baxter murmurs: “So, hеre we go, Shoulders up, type out, Here comes the routine, All the pain and all the Cartier you can wear, I wanna give you a big kiss on your sweaty forehead, These are my friends, These are my friends, I love ya, Let’s dance again, shall we?”
‘Baxter (These Are My Friends)’ seems like it is just a one-off single, but a full collaborative record or EP between these two celestial talents is one that I could fully get behind.
Admittedly, it’s a track more befitting of a weekend than a Monday afternoon. Still, it’s a ball of energy that acts as a danceable reminder of the hazy evenings that can once again be relished.